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« on: September 03, 2012 06:51:30 AM »

A while back, I crocheted a bathroom rug for myself using tee shirt material yarn made from jersey sheets. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=401023.0;all My friend saw it and said that she'd love one done in blue and chocolate brown. "Birthday gift!" thought I. And then of course hunted and hunted the thrift stores for chocolate brown jersey sheets and they were just not to be found. I even searched Target and Walmart with zero luck. Wtf, right? So fiiiiinally after searching for 6 -7 months praise Jeebus I found a king-sized jersey sheet at the thrift store! Sweet! And for $1.95! Double sweet! I already had the blue from another king-sized sheet. So I cut up my brown sheet and set about finding the perfect pattern. I finally settled on this one: http://www.crochet-world.com/newsletters.php?mode=issue&issue_id=355&department_id=7 I used up the entire brown sheet and most of the blue and the finished rug measures about 2 1/2 feet in diameter. And since it was a gift and I wanted to make sure it lasts and I am obviously a masochist, I sewed all of the ends down which took approximately 800 years to do.

Of course after all of my searching, my friend completely forgot ever saying that she'd like a blue and chocolate brown rug. *sigh. She did seem to really like it though so it all worked out.

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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2012 09:45:36 AM »

Ooh, this looks very comfy. The jersey for a rug, very cushy sounding. Lots of people don't remember their own comments, but as long as she enjoyed now it's cool, right? It was even more of a surprise than if she had remembered! Yay!
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2012 05:58:45 AM »

Very pretty, I like the spiral motif, great gift!
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2012 07:59:19 AM »

Just looking at your rug makes me feel cozy - especially my feet!  I am inspired to create some t-shirt yarn and make a few rugs.  Thanks for inspiring me. Cheesy
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